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  • ID: I68
  • Name: William AYRES
  • Surname: Ayres
  • Given Name: William
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1609 in of Nansemond, Virginia (probably born England)
  • Death: 25 Mar 1655 in Battle of Severn, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  • _UID: 0D918F6F9731D5118680EF90A100BA0B35FB
  • Note:
    First records in America in Virginia Land Patent Records - William Eyres, 150 acres in County of Warrosquoyacke, on the Nean River, being an island called the Long Pond; due by order of the Court December 6, 1634, and due for his personal adventure and for the transportation of two persons, Robert Stanney and John Wood. By West, July 14 1636

    30 June 1635. William HEIRES (EYRES) received 250 acres in Warrosquoiacke Co., VA (named changed in Isle of Wight Co. in 1637).

    Virginia Land Records, Isle of Wight County Deeds and Other Records, Page 180
    William Eyres, 250 acres in county of Warresquiaoke, on the "Maine Creek which runneth from the great river, called Warresquiaoke Creek", and on Nanemond River. Due for the transportation of 5 persons, Francis Stefferton, John Rashe, Humphrey Broad, John Pumpfrey, Will Empson. Granted June 30 , 1635.

    Other land records also indicate that he was in Virginia by 1637.

    Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 1, Part II, Page 73
    William Eyres, 250 acs. Isle of Wight Co., 1 Nov 1637, p. 491. Beg. at a Red point that is joyning upon a small Cr., running up from the maine Cr. which runneth from the grat river called Warwickquicke Cr. W. & by S. & backwards into the woods, S. & by E. Upon Nansamund Riv. Trans. of 5 persons.


    Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 1, Part II, Page 100
    William Eyres, 100 acs. in Chucatuck Riv. in the Up. Co. of New Norf., 18 Feb 1638, p. 611. E. by N. upon land of Georg Salsburynow in his possession, S. upon his own land, &c. Due for trans. of 2 persons.

    Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 1, Part II, Page 129
    William Eyres, 750 acs. Up. Norf. Co., May 23 1642, Page 777. Upon an arm of the W. br. of Nansamond River, adj. John Garrett. Trans. of 15 pers.: Francis Spreight, Thomas Birdwell, Robert Atany, Sarah Sanner(?), John Mondy, Walter Besley, John Blackburne, John Bay, William Nichols, William Fenn, Jeremiah Valayne, Edward Thownsend, John Ray, Hugh Rout, Hugh Smithwicke.

    William Eyres, 100 ace. Up. Norf. CO., May 22, 1642, Page 778. Upon N. side of the W. br. of Nansamund Riv., adj. John Sculler. Trans. of 2 pers.: Gilbert Brooke. (i name missing) Record incomplete.

    But, one source lists his birth place as Nasemond City, Virginia.

    One source has: William AYRES died 25 March 1655 Battle of Severn, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. At the Battle of the Severn on 25 March 1655, William AYRES was allegedly the Standard Bearer for the Puritans, and at the beginning of the battle the Standard was fired on, and he was killed. [John Bennett Boddie, *Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia,* (Chicago: Chicago Law Printing Company, 1938).]

    Notes for William Ayres

    1. Library of Virginia. Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys:
    GRANTEE Eyres, William. grantee
    DATE 1 November 1637.
    NOTE Location: Isle of Wight County.
    NOTE Description: 150 acres upon the main river, beg.g at a red point that is joining upon a small creek.
    NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 491 (Reel 1).

    2. Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys :
    GRANTEE Eyres, William. grantee.
    DATE 1 November 1637.
    NOTE Location: Isle of Wight County.
    NOTE Description: 150 acres upon the main river. Beg.g at a creek and being an island.
    NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 491 (Reel 1).

    3. Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys :
    GRANTEE Eyres, William. grantee.
    DATE 22 May 1642.
    NOTE Location: Upper Norfolk County.
    NOTE Description: 100 acres upon the northern side of the western branch of Nansamund River.
    NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 778 (Reel 1).

    4. Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys :
    GRANTEE Eyres, William. grantee
    DATE 23 May 1642.
    NOTE Location: Upper Norfolk County.
    NOTE Description: 750 acres upon an arm of the western branch of Nansamund River.
    NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 777 (Reel 1).

    5. On 29 Oct. 1651 William AYRES had 600 acres "Ayres" survyed in Anne Arundel Co., MD (Patents Q:99)

    6. Information from "Chew Family" by Francis B. Culver in MARYLAND GENEALOGIES.

    Came to Maryland with his family before June 1652. On the 5th of October 1653, Mr. William Ayres demands land for transporting himself, Sarah his wife (then deceased), Ann Ayers his daughter, and nine servants before June 1652; and Martha his now wife, and Margaret Sammes, his servant, since June 1652 (Md. Land Office, Liber A.B.H., folio 348). On 6 June 1663, Samuel Chew assigns to Sarah Marsh any rights that remain on record "due to my father-in-law William Ayres" (ibid., Liver V, folios 338,339), and there is upon record at Portsmouth, Va., a power of attorney from "Samuel Chew, Esq., of Herrington, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Anne his wife sole daughter and heiress of Mr William Ayres late of Nansemond County, Virginia, deceased" (Va. Mag., I.197). (From Frederic Z. Saunders: William AYRES on 5 Oct. 1653 demanded 950 acres of 1550 assigned to him by Caprt. BRENT and Mr. Edward LLOYD, and assinged 600 acres of the 950 to MR. Richard WELLS. He then demanded the 350 left plus 1300 more for transporting himself, Sarah his deceased wife, Ann AYRES his daughter and 9 servants [named] before June 1652, and Martha his now wife and a servant [named] since June 1652 for a total of 1650 acres. He then assigned 500 of the 1650 to Tho: MARSH. (Patents ABH:347-348).

    7. Died 25 March 1655 in the Battle of Severn, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

    8. William Ayres and his daughter were Quakers.

    "Ancestry of Albert Gallatin and Hannah Nicholson with a list of their Descendants to the Second and Third Generation". [Compliled from "Life of Albert Gallatin" by Henry Adams (1879), "History of Nicholson Family" by Byam Kerby Stevens (1911) and other sources - Revised by William Plum Bacon. New York, Press of T.A. Wright, 1916
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  • Change Date: 21 May 2008 at 11:26:15



    Marriage 1 Sarah b: ABT 1608 in of Nansemond, Virginia
    • Married: ABT 1634 in Nansemond, Virginia
    Children
    1. Has Children Anne AYRES b: 1635/1645 in of Nansemond, Virginia (probably born England)

    Marriage 2 Martha WELLS

      Sources:
      1. Title: Patents to William Ayres granted to Ann (Ayres) Chew.
        Text: On 29 Oct. 1651 William AYRES had 600 acres *Ayres* survyed in Anne Arundel Co., MD (Patents Q:99)

        On 20 April 1653 Thomas MARSH had sold to William AYRES 500 acres of 1000 acres due him by warrant dated 25 Oct. 1651. "Samuel CHEW and Ann CHEW the Daughter and Sole heir of Mr. William AYRES" had sold the 500 acres on 4 July 1657 to Anthony SALWAY. At the same time Anthony SALWAY sold 300 acres of land due William AYRES upon his right entered 5 Oct. 1653. Mr. Anthony SALWAY had married the widow of Mr. William AYRES, and she relinquished all her interest in the same. (Patents Q:195-196) On 27 Aug. 1658 the 600 acres surveyed on 29 Oct. 1651 was granted to "Ann the Daughter and Heire of the said Will. AYRES and now wife to Samuel CHEW." (Patents Q:99-100)
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